The Council of the Township of East Zorra - Tavistock has recently reviewed and amended the Township’s Building Permit Fees and Deposits, as provided for under Section 7(b) of the Ontario Building Code Act. The public meeting was held on May 3, 2017, with the amendments, as approved under By-law #2017-19, taking effect on June 1, 2017. The new fees have been posted on the Township’s website at:
Should you have any further questions, please contact John Scherer, Chief Building Official at 519-462-2697 ext 232, or email email@example.com.
The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock has been examining options to address growing office facility constraints. Council is now meeting in the Oxford County Council Chambers so space at the Hickson Office can be repurposed until a long-term solution is found. The Township is looking for public feedback on the review and information prepared to date. As well, if there is interest in putting forward proposals for the provision of Office Space/Council Chambers, it will be useful to help evaluate all options. More information is available on the following webpage:
Oxford County is looking for your input...
Speak Up, Oxford! Oxford County is considering a change to the existing commercial and industrial vacant unit tax rebate program. Under the proposal, the tax rebate for vacant units would be phased out over a three year period, beginning in 2018. Learn more here.
A new media release has been made by the OPP for Oxford County.
Hickson Lions Club fireworks will be held at Hickson Central School on May 21st, 2017 at dusk (rain date May 22nd).
Donations are greatly apreciated as all funds raised will be forwarded to the cost of next year's display.
The Hickson Township Office will be closed Monday May 2nd for Victoria Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday May 23rd @ 8:30am. Have a happy and safe long weekend!
Everyone loves a good fireworks display! The Fire Service prefers that families visit a community fireworks presentation however, please visit the following link for a list of safety tips for adults who are considering hosting their own backyard fireworks event.
May 14 to 20 has been designated as Police Week in Ontario by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). Police Week started in 1970 and it is observed every year in May to coincide with Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is recognized internationally on May 15. This year’s theme, “Working Together for Safer Communities”, aims to promote the concept that community safety is something that all of us – police, governments, businesses, and citizens – accomplish together. It is an opportunity to promote the many ways police are working with the people they serve to make Ontario safer. For more information please visit www.oacp.on.ca
Spring is the time of year when we renew and refresh our homes in preparation for a fun filled summer season. Cleaning windows to let the sunshine in, preparing yards for a new season of growth, and repairing or replacing items that have served their time. There is one more thing to add to the spring to-do list to ensure your home is fire smart!
Being fire smart doesn’t take a lot of effort, just a few simple, regular check-ups can be life saving. Follow this link for some of the basics to consider to help you get started.
Most Canadians feel a strong attachment to their gas grills, and backyard barbecues are, without question, one of the most enjoyable parts of summer. But before you pull your barbecue out of the garage, open the valve, strike a match and get down to some serious grilling this season, there are some important things you should do to help ensure the safety of yourself, those around you, your barbecue and the food you prepare.
Please visit this link for more tips about how you can practise sensible, safe barbecuing and ensure your grilling enjoyment is a sizzling success!
Message from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
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